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2/18/1970

Five of the celebrated "Chicago Seven" defendants are found guilty of crossing state lines to incite a riot. Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner were charged for their anti-Vietnam war protest held during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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Lunch and Learn Series: Historic Settlements

ISHS and UIS Alumni Society

  • 15 January 2020
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 5/6/2020 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Export event

Preservationists Jane and Jesse Boehler will speak on preservation of historic Clayville, Illinois, a mid-1800s settlement that provided nourishment, spirits and overnight accommodations for people and horses travelling the American frontier.

Kim Orth, Executive Director, Nauvoo Tourism Office, will discuss “the other Nauvoo” and its complex history as the “Beautiful Place” settled by Mormons, inhabited by Icarians (French-based Utopian socialist movement) and growth as a regional grape cultivation and wine-making center.

Cost of $25/person includes a hot lunch. Discounted series subscription rate is $65/person. Registration deadline is one week prior to each event.

Register online here or call 217-206-6058.

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UIS Student Union
2251 Richard Wright Drive
Springfield, IL 62703 (Map)

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